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:: Poster Bed Spotted! ::

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Feature Friday

Flipping through the October issue of Country Living we spotted this beauty and instantly thought of the Catalina Poster Bed. The one featured is actually a hand-carved four-poster by MacKenzie-Dow. It looks exactly like the Catalina Poster Bed and has very similar features. Get the look and make your bedroom look like it’s out of magazine! Happy Friday!

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:: Coastal Bedrooms – Headboards ::

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Tuesday’s Tips From The Pros

Wood headboard in a eclectic bedroom Headboards are one of our favorite things in the bedroom. They can be big or small or technically not their at all. It’s all up to you and your style! With so many options out there you are literally free to do whatever you want. You can go with a traditional headboard that’s usually small to medium basic piece that is connected to the bed frame. This guy will help keep the pillows on your bed and the linens in place. Or you can get a multipurpose headboard that has selves and drawers built in.

There’s really no reason you won’t be able to find the headboard you want. You can get a wood headboard, an upholstered headboard, or a possible a steel/iron cast headboard. If you dream it up, it can be made. Plus plenty of things can be made into a makeshift headboard, like barn doors, old wood shutters and even mirrors. The beauty of the headboard is that it doesn’t have to be strictly functional. It can be for design purposes only.

They can be large and dominate the space so that your eyes are immediately drawn to it or they can be small and barely noticeable. It’s a design element that can bring life back into a dull room or it can be just another piece of furniture. It’s really all up your imagination and what you want the piece to bring to your bedroom. There are no limitations to the headboard or real guidelines as to how it’s suppose to be. There’s really only one rule that makes sense; it should be at the head of your bed. Then again, who are we to tell you how to design your bedroom?

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:: Coastal Bedrooms ::

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Tuesday’s Tips From The Pros

Today we’re looking at some beautiful bedrooms. The bedroom is arguably one of the best rooms in the house. We love the kitchen, mostly the food, and of course our family room, but the bedroom will always be at the top. We want to inspire you today with bedrooms we like and design aspects of the bedroom we like. We’re just going to get you warmed up for next week when we show you how to redo your bedroom Tuvalu style. So hopefully you’re still in your bed and getting cozy because we wish we were!

We are envious of this space. It makes us think of driftwood or being out at sea. The tall ceilings with the rustic wood posts shaping the headboard is stunning. Not only is the headboard lined with thick wood posts, but the ceiling is too! What a great and unique idea instead of the typical crown moulding. The side table/nightstand and the wood bench in front of the bed also make great accent pieces without pushing the rustic, wood feel over the top. This is Tuvalu love.

This bedroom feels so light and airy. It’s inviting and looks relaxing. It makes you want to run and jump into the bed and forget about your worries. We also enjoy the symmetry of the room with the night stands and the lamps really bringing that aspect to the room. The rug underneath the bed leading out to the chest is a great way to add a little extra detail to the room. We like that the rug compliments the room and doesn’t stand out or clash what-so-ever. Be careful when choosing a rug that will go underneath your bed. A few things to keep in mind is the amount of space you have, your color scheme and of course quality.

We love anything that hangs, especially beds. These beds are beautiful hanging beds. From the ropes to the pillows, we love it! We like the vertical stripes on the walls as well. It gives the room an even bigger, taller feeling with the already tall feeling that the hanging ropes gave.

This room is all about the color scheme – blue and white. There’s almost too much blue and white in this bedroom, but did you notice the little touches of red in the pillows and the bedding? When you’re trying to stick to a color scheme you want to make sure you don’t go over board. It’s really easy to go over board and when you realize it, it’s usually too late. Keep your color scheme in mind when you’re putting together your bedroom, but don’t forget to bring in another color that will compliment your scheme. That’s not to say that you can’t do a color scheme without going over board. It’s possible, just harder to do.

When it comes to coastal design we all think of beach cottages filled with whites, blues and neutrals; but not all of us have that taste. This room has more pop and brings an eclectic look to the room while still infusing coastal design elements. It brings together bright prints and patterns with accessories to match. Every style is up to your interpretation and that’s how design grows and evolves. Feel free to break the rules and let your true creativity come out.